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Weekend Roundup: A Hard Look At The Long Past And The Near Future

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Nathan Gardels

Sorting out the present global turmoil understandably demands our attention. But fathoming the lessons of the long past and anticipating the near futu...

Trump Is Right On Palestine: A Two-State Solution Is No Longer Viable

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Graham E. Fuller

Just because Trump said it doesn’t mean it has to be wrong. During Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Washington, U.S. Pr...

Trevor Noah: Donald Trump May Have Bungled His Way To Middle East Peace

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.16.2017 | Comedy

Trevor Noah is no fan of Donald Trump, but he thinks the president may actually solve the ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. Not inte...

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Under Trump: May It Be

Shahar Azani | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Shahar Azani

Next week, on February 15, Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, for the first time since the latte...

Think Trump’s Policies On Israel-Palestine Have Nothing To Do With You? Think Again

Lara Friedman | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Lara Friedman

Back in 2012, I warned a friend who was working on international trade issues: pay attention to what’s happening with the Palestinians at the UN, be...

Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

Obama’s Last Gasp For Middle East Peace Lacks Substance

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Secretary of State John Kerry’s emotional 73-minute speech on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process capped off an interesting week in U.S. diplomacy...

Christmas In Bethlehem: A City In Need

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home

This year the main Christmas tree in Bethlehem shines brightly. In years past, though, it was sometimes a struggle to light it up because the city couldn't devote the funds to it.

Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports court

James Dorsey | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The Palestine Football Association (PFA), in a first testing of Palestine's ability to fight its battle with Israel in internation...

The Campus Speech "Crisis" That Wasn't

PEN American Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
PEN American Center

By Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America At a rally in Ohio last Thursday, Donald Trump drew cheers from a crowd of young people when he vow...

President Obama: Visionary in Cairo, Provincial in Jerusalem

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home
Mohammad Tarbush

In Cairo nearly eight years ago, President Obama looked and sounded presidential. With elegance and grace, he expressed his vision of a future built on mutual respect between the United States and Arab and Muslim countries.

Shimon Peres Never Stopped Looking for New Solutions to Old Problems

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Nathan Gardels

Shimon Peres never stopped seeking. He was always looking for new solutions to old problems ― and even ancient enmities. The older he got, the more ...

Israeli-Palestinian struggle returns to the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused world soccer body FIFA of allowing FIFA-sanctioned matches to be played on occupied land in t...

Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Samuel Ramani

Israel's strengthened economic and security cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc is closely related to the GCC's growing indifference to the situation in Palestine, and Saudi Arabia's single-minded desire to undercut Iranian influence in the Middle East.

As Elections Are Delayed, Palestine Suppresses Speech

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority accused one another of foiling the election for political reasons. With their arbitrary arrest of journalists, West Bank and Gaza have joined Israel as they politicize their judicial system to demonize inconvenient actors and suppress criticism.

Why Jerry Brown Should Veto AB 2844 In California

Marcy Winograd | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Taken at face value, this new law would be utterly redundant - except for the fact that it would open the door for a witch hunt, involving the creation of an unprecedented thought crime.

Seeds of Peace: Where Learning Happens

Alexa D'Ambrosio | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Alexa D'Ambrosio

Fifteen of us, from Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and the U.S., sat in a circle on the grass under the shade of a large oak tree. Warring nations ...

A Wounded Friend: A Rabbinic Response To The New Black Lives Matter Platform

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washingt...

Seeds Of Peace In A Nutshell

Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin

Everything in camp had its role in changing my life from the lineup and tables to group challenges and dialogue. Now, I can never imagine eating a meal without the people on my dinner table or enjoying a sport without my dialogue group.

Palestine: The Story of Life and Death of Peace

Abdalhadi Alijla | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Abdalhadi Alijla

On a personal level, I disagree with violent acts. I do believe that everyone has the right to live. Yet, the Palestinians also have the right to live as equal as the Israeli citizens and Israeli settlers. This is the real reason of the attacks. Netanyahu and his government are responsible for killing both the Israeli and the Palestinian children and civilians

Why Aren't More People Upset Over The Terrorist Attack In Tel Aviv?

Rocco Papa | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Rocco Papa

When these two other attacks occurred, folks rushed to social media with words of support. It was cool and fashionable for people to show how distraught they were over those senseless acts of violence. The senseless act of violence the Israelis suffered, however, didn't catch on the same way.

So Let's Actually Compare Clinton and Trump on Foreign Policy

Kicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

Where do Clinton and Trump actually stand on foreign policy? Who would make a better commander-in-chief? (wuestenigel/Flickr) Hillary Clinton has mad...

France Launches New Effort For Middle East Peace

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home

PARIS (Reuters) - France's president said on Friday that spiraling Middle East upheaval since the collapse of the round of Israel-Palestinian peace ta...

When Your Home Becomes A Prison

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Hani Almadhoun

I am still hopeful that one day my family can be made whole again and I can see my parents and siblings without having to be humiliated or risking being stuck in Gaza away from my work and my home here in the U.S.

There's Nothing Controversial About a DNC Platform That Supports Israeli Security and Palestinian Rights

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

There is an erroneous understanding of American Jewish opinion which has caused a growing gap between American Jews and those representing them over what it means to be pro-Israel. But, in Congress, in Jewish communities, and at the ballot box, that gap is now closing.